Monday, March 2, 2015
MEETING OF IESM OFFICE BEARERS WITH DEFENCE MINISTER- OROP
OUR DEFENCE MINISTER MR.MANOHAR PARRIKAR.
A Delegation of IESM led by our Chairman Gen.Satbir Singh met Defence Minister Mr. Manohar Parrikar on 2-3-2015 and expressed the aunguishment /dissatisfaction of Ex-servicemen community regarding Non-Mention of OROP in the on 28-2-2015 in the Budget..
Defence Minister , after hearing the grievances patiently , asked the Delegation to be comfortable in the meeting. He informed that an amount of Rs.8300 Crores has been allotted for OROP and it is included in the Defecne Budget and waiting for the Modality to be released .
DM has requested the ESM community to wait for few more days to hear a Happy and favourable News in this regard.
Gen.Satbir Singh thanked our Defence minister and told him that this is the first time the Demands of Ex-Servicemen are being given proper consideration and attention.
Gen.Satbir Singh also put forward 2 more points in the meeting for consideration.
1. Family pension not enhanced in the last revision.
2. . Pre-1996 Majors, having Qualifying service of 21 yrs not paid the pension of Lt.Col
And those who are short of few months for 21 yrs also may be considered.
3. Defence Minister has agreed to consider both the cases favourably.
Dear Veteran Brothers, this is the latest News and please be patient and hope that we have the Present Defence Minister with us and for our cause.
SOI: The voice of Pensioners.